About Health Advances

Health Advances is a strategy consulting firm that focuses exclusively on the healthcare industry. We are scientists, clinicians, and business professionals who share a passion for supporting commercialization and driving adoption of innovations that improve healthcare. The firm employs nearly 200 full-time professionals in four global offices.

We help clients realize growth opportunities worldwide for healthcare technologies, products, and services. Our consultants partner with senior executives and investors on their highest-stakes strategic decisions. We not only understand the complexities of each technology and disease state, but also appreciate the client’s context within the entire healthcare ecosystem. Our consultants understand regulatory constraints, referral patterns, and economic incentives that can impact the adoption of products and services. As a result of our deep knowledge of the complexities of the healthcare sector, we dig deeper, think broader, and reach further. This enables Health Advances to provide our clients with innovative perspectives and actionable insights that help them make more confident strategic business decisions that capitalize on their company’s growth potential.

Not only our senior management, but every staff member focuses exclusively on the healthcare industry. As a result, everyone is highly attuned to the vagaries of the industry and the intricacies of many data sources. Our teams hit the ground running and do not waste the precious time (and money)  or client executives asking basic questions.


Meet our Managing Directors, Partners, and Vice Presidents - scientists, technologists, and strategic leaders with decades of experience serving our clients and teams. Learn More >>

Mission and Vision

Health Advances was founded more than 30 years ago with a particular mission to serve our clients with insight, innovation, and integrity all while building the best place to build a career.  Learn More >>

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Health Advances fully supports DEI in our firm and the healthcare industry – and the true measure of our impact will be the progress we make on our commitments over the next five years. To this end, we commit to create long-term change at Health Advances with an initial focus on three pillars: recruiting, learning, and community/philanthropic investment. Learn More >>


30+ years, 4 offices, hundreds of new colleagues, industry awards, and the most innovative clients in healthcare. We have been through a lot together, and we're proud of the path we've travelled. Learn More >>

Community Service

Community service ranks high on our list of priorities. In keeping with our longstanding (30+ year) dedication to giving back, Health Advances established Founders Day, named in honor of our founders Paula Ness Speers and Mark Speers. Learn More >>

Pro Bono Consulting Practice

By providing pro bono consulting services to mission-driven organizations, we hope to amplify their impact and support equitable access to affordable, high-quality healthcare. Learn More >>